Chestnut Hill Philadelphia Counselor
Connect with Deb

You may be at a counseling site because something is bothering you. Anxiety, relationships, young adult or mid-life transitions, concern about your own or family member's alcohol or drug use or something you want: less stress, better relationships, peace. Our 24/7 world can be stressful, causing otherwise successful people to get out of balance in their lives. I help professionals, executives, and couples get back on track. Good news: effective, quality counseling works. In a private boutique counseling office setting, together we’ll collaborate to get your life, work, or relationships working again. It's time to feel better. Help is here.


Counselor & Therapist

Chestnut Hill & Lower Gwynedd

Deb Owens, Licensed Counselor, Relationship Coach




Counseling or Therapy is an investment in your life, relationships, health, well being, and future.

Compassionate. Results oriented. We’ll work together to help you reach your goals and find more peace and happiness.

Click links below for more info on each specialization:

MOOD: worrying, anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, cbt

ADDICTION or misuse: alcohol, drugs, codependence, dealing with a love one’s mental health or alcohol or drug use, adult children of alcoholics, aca counseling

•RELATIONSHIPS: individual counselor, marriage or couples therapist

TRANSITIONS: midlife, young adults

You can be confident that I’ll be with you to inspire, challenge, and encourage.

Let’s get you feeling better. Live the life you deserve.

Learn More


I get it. I’ve been there. It’s tough trying to figure out how to make a marriage or relationship work.

As your marriage counselor, I’ll help you to get unstuck from unhelpful patterns.

  • Trust or intimacy challenges
  • Tense over family, parenting, chores
  • Feel like roommates, drifting apart?
  • Relationship coaching or couples counseling helps  

Struggle is inevitable. A necessary part of every relationship. We can’t grow a strong and healthy marriage without challenges.

Don’t wait until it worsens. There is hope. See marriage map.

It may be hard work for a while. The rewards are worth it.

Through relationship or couples counseling you can discover tools to improve communication skills and connection. Get your relationship back on track.

With your commitment and right kind of effort together, your marriage can bounce back. Marriage counseling can help you be close and caring again.

Stop worrying about your marriage or relationship. Learn to feel good about it again.

Learn More



  • Bigstock Man Relaxing While Woman Doing 125207398

    A Marriage Therapist’s POV on Chores

    Marriage Musings When  it comes to our relationships the gender differences within our brains play a role. I realize these are considered to be gender stereotypes, however, from my point of view as a marriage therapist these are valid observations. One member of a couple, …

    Read More

  • Alcohol

    Relationship with Alcohol: Make up or Break Up?

    Can we have a relationship with alcohol? Let’s consider how a “relationship” with alcohol matters. How there may be a difference from when alcohol is a minor or more serious problem. In other words when it drifts from a casual relationship to a more serious one …

    Read More

  • 8489898022 D73975411e B

    ACA/ACOAs:Top 9 Traits for Adult Children of Alcoholics

    Yes, I said it. I have a top 9 for ACOAs. We’ve all seen some variation of characteristics that are correlated with growing up in a household affected, directly or indirectly, by a parent’s use of alcohol or drugs. Common ACOA traits include: Adult children …

    Read More

  • Bigstock Close Up Of Middle Aged Couple 13902659

    Couples Counseling for Men

    Something has changed. Perhaps men are more willing to ask for coaching, counseling, or a consultation or women are more independent or just plain “fed up”. When I started doing Relationship Coaching and Marriage Counseling in suburban Philadelphia, PA., the norm was that wives dragged their …

    Read More

  • Pond

    Small Changes in Counseling

    CHOICES Perhaps today you take a walk instead of watching TV or surfing the web.  Maybe you choose to put your partner’s needs above your own and compliment him or her on what they did well. Or you overcome an urge to engage is a …

    Read More

  • Tram Close Lo

    MidLife Crisis: Myth or Reality?

    Mid Life Transitions: Stressful or Transformative? Normal Stages Midlife represents a normal stage of life with some predictable and not so predictable experiences. The term crisis conjures up images of men and women in their 40s and 50s trying to recapture their youth often by …

    Read More

  • 5 H Block Lomo 1

    How Relationship Counseling Works (sort of)

    How Counseling Works Relationship counseling can be a mysterious process.  Lots of variables. Here’s an interesting take on one aspect of counseling for relationships gone off track. Architecture of Life An acquaintance recently needed the foundation of their home strengthened. Due to some faulty work when …

    Read More

  • Do Texting

    Relationships & Cell Phones

    As a Philadelphia area Licensed Counselor, I see so many couples, individuals, and families who are struggling with a sense of disconnection. TETHERED At a time when our cell phones allow us to be tethered to the workplace and the larger world many of us …

    Read More

  • Counseling3

    Alcohol/Drugs: Parent Enabling

    Alcohol/Drugs: Parent Enabling As a Certified Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor serving Montgomery County and the Philadelphia area, I work with many parents of teens and young adults. Most of these families are concerned about their child’s use of alcohol or drugs. In some cases these …

    Read More

  • Car In Pothole5

    Counseling:Challenges of Life

    Encountering Potholes on the Road of Life In the Philadelphia area, there can be potholes in local roads, especially after difficult or “stormy” weather.  The first time you go over one it can be startling.  Your vehicle shakes.  For a moment you don’t know what …

    Read More

Page 1 of 3123»

Book an Appointment You’ve come this far. Are you ready to work with me? Next Steps: Call today (215) 802-6521 or click to book an individual or couples or marriage counseling session or a 10 min. no charge phone consult to learn how I can help you.